November 14, 2016 at 10:37 pm #1041
Just undergone my urethroplasty. You can follow my blog here. I plan to update daily.November 30, 2016 at 6:20 pm #1043
I continue to update my blog on my progress. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may haveDecember 5, 2016 at 6:40 pm #1049
Ive just had my catheter removed today. Please read my blog for an updateDecember 5, 2016 at 7:18 pm #1050Ken TheriotKeymaster
Thanks for this Lewis! The more folks that share their stories, the less stress folks will have due to lack of information about this stuff.
Good luck moving forward!
KenDecember 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm #1053
Can I ask you a question? My flow is great but I do have extreme anxiety of my flow reducing again like they did after a few months after urethrotomy. How are you doing now and have you noticed any reduction in flow? I know the catheter really opens things up so I’m thinking there may be some reduction when the urethra settles down to normal calibre?December 9, 2016 at 7:17 pm #1054Ken TheriotKeymaster
It goes back and forth. I totally understand your fear though. I have it too. I would really rather not have to go through this again. Though having done it once, I at least know what to expect:-P.
I had urethroplasty. I don’t recall – did you have that also this time? The recurrence rate for strictures repaired by urethroplasty is in the single digits, percentage-wise, meaning VERY low. The odds are definitely in your favor. But urine flow does wax and wane for me. If I’ve been sitting down for a long time, it might be a lower flow than if I’ve been active, etc. But it has always bounced back to normal. So I’m feeling pretty confident after 3 years.
I hope that helps.
KenDecember 12, 2016 at 10:45 am #1057
Yes I had an end to end type urethroplasty procedure (non transecting) where they cut down the stricture vertically and joined the healthy ends together horizontally. I have also found that flow does vary. I really don’t know what ‘normal’ is as I have suffered from a reduced flow all my life so this is all new to me. I have contacted my consultant for further clarification.December 30, 2016 at 12:21 pm #1068January 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm #1078
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